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Live Well workshop at Bridgeport library

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A six-week Live Well Workshop series will take place on Tuesdays, starting April 21. Sessions run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Library Black Rock Branch. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, heart or lung disease, pain, depression, and anxiety. […] [Read More]

Live Well Workshop at Bridgeport library

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The Black Rock Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library will host the Live Well Workshop Series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 through April. Learn new techniques to take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood […] [Read More]

Griffin Hospital’s Wellness for Life starts March 3 in Derby

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Due to frequent inclement weather, the start of Griffin Hospital’s new Wellness for Life program is postponed to March 3. Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. According to a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services, 80 percent of chronic […] [Read More]

Live Well workshop in Bridgeport

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The Watermak at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host a six-week Live Well Workshop series from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 10. The workshop will teach you new techniques to help you take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital to offer blood pressure screenings

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 Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. Call 888-357-2396. Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Jan. 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, Jan. 12, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., Monday, Jan. 26, noon to 2 […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital host workshop on living with chronic conditions

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Griffin Hospital is hosting a free workshop series to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, the Live Well Workshop will be on Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 from […] [Read More]

Yale study: Hypertension medication might help you quit smoking

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Smokers trying to quit often light up a cigarette to deal with stress. Now an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers has shown that guanfacine, a medication approved for treating hypertension that reduces stress and enhances cognition, shows promise as a smoking cessation aid. The study was published online Dec. 17 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. […] [Read More]
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CT gets more than half a million to fight chronic disease

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $580,808 in grant awards to Connecticut to support programs aimed at preventing chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The awards will strengthen state and local programs aimed at fighting these chronic diseases, which are the leading causes of death and disability in […] [Read More]